Some Tips to Make the Best of Your Student Life In Canada

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Meridean Overseas
Meridean Overseas

Updated On 26 May 2023 & Read Time 4 minutes

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Overview

Starting your study abroad journey in a completely different country is itself an overwhelming experience. Leaving your home and adjusting to a completely different atmosphere can be a bit challenging. Let us remind you that your study abroad journey is one of the most crucial parts of your life. It is going to be the most exciting experience which gives you various opportunities to grow personally and professionally. Remember not to miss any chance to enjoy this journey and create lifelong memories. In this blog, we’ll discuss some tips and advice for making the most of your life in Canada as an international student.

TIP #1: Time Management

First and foremost, the most important thing is to manage your time. Make sure you plan your days well in advance. While it is important to explore and enjoy the new culture and environment, keep in mind that you have moved there for your studies, so do not compromise on that.  Take time for yourself on weekends and try to connect with your family. Moreover, you can plan short trips with your new friends during your holidays to explore the country’s beauty.

TIP #2: Extracurricular Activities

One of the best ways to create new experiences is by taking part in social events and extracurricular activities in college. Certificates of extracurricular activities and social events also help demonstrate your strength and other soft skills. Therefore, participation will add value to your CV and help you in securing a job. Apart from this, participating in various activities and following your passion will make you enthusiastic and keep your mind fresh.

TIP#3: Socialising

Try to connect with people from different walks of life. It is a great way to explore cultural diversity. Apart from this, connecting to different people will help you form a global perspective as you get the chance to know other people's points of view. Make sure you approach them with a positive and friendly attitude. Since you are in a completely different place where nobody knows you, it is important to make a new bunch of friends, especially with locals, as they can help you in many ways. The lifelong connections that you make while studying can prove to be beneficial for you in the future. Many students wonder how are Indian students treated in Canada. Let us tell you that Canada is a welcoming and safe country.

TIP #4: Manage Your Finance

The most important thing that you need to take care of is your finances. Truth be told, the life of a student in Canada can be a little difficult in terms of managing finances. Make sure you organise your finances very well and prepare a budget before the month starts. Since studying abroad in Canada can be a bit expensive, make sure to use your money wisely. Canadian student visas allow part-time jobs for up to 20 hours per week, so make sure you fully utilise this opportunity. Doing a part-time job will allow you to explore the work culture in Canada and enhance your skills. Additionally, you’ll also be able to manage your cost of living with part-time job income. Another tip to reduce the cost of living is to connect with Indian students in Canada and share accommodation with them.

TIP #5: Preparation for the Weather

The most common challenge international students face in Canada is the weather. Some days of the year, weather in Canada can be very harsh. It becomes very difficult for international students to adjust to the weather, especially in the northern part of the country where it is extremely cold. Make sure you take all the essentials to protect yourself from harsh weather. Remember to carry basic medicines with you all the time.

Conclusion

We know living an international student life in Canada poses some challenges, but you can overcome them as long as you keep trying. Do remember to start your journey on a positive note. We are sure you are going to enjoy your study abroad journey and make the most out of it.

 

If you are planning to start your study abroad journey to Canada, we encourage you to have a word with our team of expert counsellors at Meridean Overseas Education Consultants (MOEC). If you are unable to travel to our offices, we offer online counselling services via our website. Our dedicated counsellors will provide you with the best guidance regarding your application to study in Canada. Don’t hesitate to contact us at application02@meridean.org or call us at 1800-1230-00011.

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